Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident in Georgia


November 05, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Post-Traumatic Headaches Following an Accident

Head injuries resulting from an accident can have catastrophic consequences on both the injured person and his or her loved ones.  One common injury associated with traumatic brain injuries is called post-traumatic headache.  Many people experience headaches on a daily basis, but the type of headaches experienced after suffering a closed head injury can be more severe and debilitating.

In addition to the sheer pain associated with chronic headaches, the need to take medication and try to focus on other things in life can certainly be difficult.  After all, it is not an easy task to participate in a conference call when your head is constantly pounding.  So too is it difficult to sit down and watch a movie with family and friends.

What is Post-Traumatic Headache?

The International Headache Society defines post-traumatic headache or “PTH” as “a headache developing within seven days of the head injury or after regaining consciousness.”  These headaches can happen after a mild, moderate, or severe head injury.  As such, regardless of how serious the initial head injury was, post-traumatic headache can still play a significant role in a person’s daily life.  For those who are able to overcome headaches following a traumatic accident, the relief can bring a person back to how he or she was before.  However, many Georgia residents who suffer from post-traumatic headache can also continue experiencing the symptoms for years to come.

The Consequences of Post-Traumatic Headache

Just like any significant injury, such as a broken leg or spinal cord injury, for example, it may be difficult, if not impossible, to make a full recovery depending on how severe the head injury is.  While a headache may not sound like something serious, it can still impact a person's life, causing that person to miss school or work, not be able to participate in family activities or interact with friends, and the inability to be productive, among other consequences.  The overall quality of life for someone suffering from post-traumatic headache can be low, and this can lead to depression and other mental health issues.

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Source: https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/understanding-migraine/post-traumatic-headache/

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